Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Jan 13 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Leopards formally join Umbro's global portfolio, lose in the SPL, Simba fans serve a treat in Dar CAF Champions League clash

A Simba SC fan (right) displays the projected scoreline as he heads to the National Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam to watch his team take on JSS of Algeria in a CAF Champions League clash on January 12, 2019. PHOTO/Courtesy/Simba SC

  • Leopards had a bitter-sweet day when SPL newcomers, KCB FC notched their first win since returning to the top flight at their expense at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru with Kennedy Otieno proving to be the difference
  • In the NBA, James Harden set a club record as Houston Rockets hammered Cleveland Cavaliers and there is also something on champions' Golden State Warriors super star, Steph Curry
  • To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Saturday you must read today, the English Premier League returned with a bang with leaders LiverpoolChelsea and West Ham winning their games but the enduring performance of the evening came from Southampton who held on to beat 2015 champions Leicester City FC 2-1 despite playing most of the second half with 10 men

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side, AFC Leopards SC formally joined the English sportswear firm Umbro's global portfolio as a visit to the National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania to watch local champions Simba SC in action served a memorable experience in the standout stories from Saturday.

Leopards had a bitter-sweet day when SPL newcomers, KCB FC notched their first win since returning to the top flight at their expense at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru with Kennedy Otieno proving to be the difference.

In the NBA, James Harden set a club record as Houston Rockets hammered Cleveland Cavaliers and there is also something on champions' Golden State Warriors super star, Steph Curry.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Saturday you must read today, the English Premier League returned with a bang with leaders Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham winning their games but the enduring performance of the evening came from Southampton who held on to beat 2015 champions Leicester City FC 2-1 despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

AFC Leopards And Umbro Announce Partnership

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League outfit and 12-time national champions AFC Leopards SC have officially joined the global portfolio of respected English sportswear firm Umbro.

In confirmining the deal, Umbro hailed the success of the club that has also won five regional and 10 domestic cups and the ability to connect with leading teams around the world making for an exciting partnership. READ MORE

Feature: The Chaotic Beauty Of Simba SC Fans Turning Dar Red

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Ever wondered why the game of football is so addictive?

Known worldwide as the beautiful game, football or soccer to those inclined to American English is opium of the masses and the spectacle that played out at the National Stadium; Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania on January 12, 2019 served another enduring demonstration its pulling power. READ MORE

KCB Edge 10-Man Leopards For First SPL Win

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kennedy Owino was the hero for KCB FC as the Bankers got their first win of the season, edging 10-man AFC Leopards 1-0 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

The victory lifts them from the relegation zone for the first time this season with five points, two behind eleventh-place Leopards. READ MORE

Rockets Demolish Cavs, Curry Moves Up To Third On NBA All-Time List

LOS ANGELES, United States- James Harden finished with 43 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to earn his fourth 40-point triple double of the season as the Houston Rockets hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-113 on Friday.

Harden set a club record with his 13th 40-point game of the season despite sitting out the fourth quarter with the contest already in hand. READ MORE

Ten-Man Saints Win At Leicester City

LEICESTER, United Kingdom- Southampton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with the club’s first win of 2019, as James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long scored their first goals of the season at Leicester.

Saints deservedly took an 11th minute lead at the King Power Stadium when Ward-Prowse converted from the penalty spot after Long was sent tumbling by Nampalys Mendy just inside the box. READ MORE